Why do I get cavities even though I do everything right?
Cavities Can Be Unpredictable
Getting cavities is just like any other medical conditions. We can predict your risk of developing a cavity to a certain extent, but there will always be cases that are unpredictable.
Getting to the Root of the Problem
If you are following our caries prevention protocols closely and still getting cavities, then we must examine other possibilities. If your teeth are congenitally weaker than normal due to a genetic defect you can certainly have a much higher risk for cavities. If you have a dry mouth because you take a lot of medications or you have a condition that causes dry mouth, you can have a higher risk for cavities. If you are eating something frequent that has sugar or will be converted to glucose in the mouth and you didn’t know about it, this can increase your risk to get cavities as well.
Last but not least, some patients think they are doing a great job brushing and flossing, but when we discuss oral hygiene techniques we realized they weren’t really doing the right things. You could’ve missed cleaning multiple areas in the mouth and result in bacteria build up.
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